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The new Barren Earth minisite is now online, including band and release information and audio samples from their debut EP, "Our Twilight," which is due out November 9th (11th Finland, 17th US).
With former members of Amorphis, plus current members of Swallow the Sun, Moonsorrow, and Kreator, Finland’s Barren Earth presents this 4-track EP of progressive and folk textured death metal.
The CD is now available to pre-order here.
It can also be announced that the band will play their very first gig, in support of the release, at Dantes Highlight in Helsinki on Thursday 19th November 2009.
Look out for the full-length debut album, coming early 2010, containing the extended version of "Our Twilight."
Scandinavian progressive death metal titans-to-be Barren Earth have announced the release date for their debut EP, “Our Twilight.” Recently signed to the progressive powerhouse Peaceville Records, Finland’s Barren Earth will unleash the four-song debut November 17.
“Getting signed by Peaceville Records is a great honour, as they are one of the very few metal labels left who have a passion and feeling for the music they release,” explained bassist Olli-Pekka Laine (Ex-Amorphis, Mannhai) in a press release earlier this month. “Hopefully Barren Earth will also be able to add a fresh spin to Peaceville’s already impressive roster.”
Barren Earth features an experienced line-up from a host of internationally renowned and acclaimed outfits. With former members of Finnish metallers Amorphis, plus current members of Swallow the Sun, Moonsorrow, Kreator, and Mannhai, the members of Barren Earth are no newcomers to the progressive metal scene.
A debut full-length album, containing the extended version of “Our Twilight,” will be released in early 2010.
Visit the Barren Earth’s MySpace the complete band line-up, song samples, and more details on the new release.
Peaceville Records has issued the following statement about signing Finnish metallers Barren Earth:
"Peaceville Records is proud to announce the signing of Finnish prog death metallers, Barren Earth. With a line-up consisting of former members of prog/folk metal legends Amorphis, as well as current members of Swallow the Sun, Moonsorrow & Kreator, the band has been busy recording their debut album at the renowned Seawolf Studios in Helsinki, with the tracks currently being mixed by Dan Swanö (Katatonia/Opeth/Novembre).
An EP is due November 2009, with the album currently scheduled for an early 2010 release.
"The music of BARREN EARTH combines elements of modern and traditional death metal, with 70's prog rock and folk. Among the band's influences are artists such as Paradise Lost, Opeth, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull and also some pioneers of Finnish prog."
Barren Earth also issued the following statement about the signing: More...